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Alzheimer's Society announces reorganisation

Alzheimer's Society announces reorganisation
2nd December 2009

The Alzheimer's Society has announced that it is reorganising its management structure so that it can more effectively deliver services to a greater number of people in a wider range of locations.

Because of the rise in people who have been hit by dementia and the projected growth of this demographic, the charity has reviewed its structure in a programme it has dubbed Fit for the Future.

It hopes that the charity can extend and expand current services to offer consistent support for people with dementia wherever they are, making it easier for Primary Care Trusts and local authorities to commission the Society's services and make them available to more people.

Chief operating officer of the Alzheimer's Society Ruth Sutherland explained: "A million more people will develop dementia in the next ten years we must respond to this increasing demand with a co-ordinated, joined up, Society."

Many of the 25,000 members of the Society have personal experience of dementia whether it is through caring, their experience as health professionals or as people with dementia themselves.

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